The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

The Inspired By Gibson line has already raised the bar considerably but could this Custom Shop collaboration be the best Epiphone Les Paul yet?

“We’re never scared of doing anything”: Why You Me At Six refused to be bound by genre

Guitarists Max Helyer and Chris Miller explain the turmoil that inspired the Surrey rockers’ seventh album, SUCKAPUNCH, and how modern production has opened up a whole new world of tone.

“We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

To get the backstory on Epiphone’s first collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop, we catch up Epiphone’s product manager Aljon Go and director of R&D Richard Akers.

Meet Chubby & The Gang, the most important new punk band in the UK today

Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick and Ethan Stahl discuss the importance of playing as loud and as hard as you can and the influence of Motörhead.

NAMM 2021: D’Angelico’s Premier Series LS Acoustics now come in Aged Mahogany

The new dark satin finish gives the guitars a smooth feel and a rustic look.

NAMM 2021: Zoom unveils its latest flagship multi-effects unit, the G6

With a 'drag-and-drop' interface for choosing effects.

Listen to I Know What Love Is, a new uplifting original song from over 50 Taylor Guitars artists

100% of the profits from I Know What Love Is go towards the MusiCares COVID-19 fund.

NAMM 2021: Eastman launches the Romeo LA, its latest thinline semi-hollow

'50s inspired specifications mixed with a thoroughly modern approach and look.

NAMM 2021: Kramer introduces three models to its artist collection

NAMM 2021: Kramer has unveiled three new signature models for its artist collection. Charlie Parra Vanguard The second signature Kramer for the Peruvian guitarist Charlie Parra,...

Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled

The festival will not go ahead for the second year in a row.

NAMM 2021: Tech 21 revives the SansAmp Classic

Tech 21 has announced the SansAmp Classic has been relaunched for 2021.

“We’re never scared of doing anything”: Why You Me At Six refused to be bound by genre

Guitarists Max Helyer and Chris Miller explain the turmoil that inspired the Surrey rockers’ seventh album, SUCKAPUNCH, and how modern production has opened up a whole new world of tone.

Meet Chubby & The Gang, the most important new punk band in the UK today

Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick and Ethan Stahl discuss the importance of playing as loud and as hard as you can and the influence of Motörhead.

“We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

To get the backstory on Epiphone’s first collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop, we catch up Epiphone’s product manager Aljon Go and director of R&D Richard Akers.

The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

The Inspired By Gibson line has already raised the bar considerably but could this Custom Shop collaboration be the best Epiphone Les Paul yet?

The Genius Of… Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue by Martin Scorsese

Finally set for release on DVD and Blu-ray, Martin Scorsese’s account of one of the greatest tours in the history of live music is “an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy”. Capturing carnival leader Bob Dylan at the peak of his powers, it’s worth watching for the all-star guitar playing alone

Review: Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner

With its two-in-one approach, Ernie Ball’s latest innovation aims to combine two functional stalwarts to give you more room for sexy stuff on your board, with some handy extra features to boot.

The February 2021 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside this issue: Hendrix's iconic Flying V and SG moments, what to expect from the pedal world this year, and why one guitarist is shredding on a mountaintop 3,000 metres above ground.

NAMM 2021: D’Angelico’s Premier Series LS Acoustics now come in Aged Mahogany

The new dark satin finish gives the guitars a smooth feel and a rustic look.

Listen to I Know What Love Is, a new uplifting original song from over 50 Taylor Guitars artists

100% of the profits from I Know What Love Is go towards the MusiCares COVID-19 fund.

NAMM 2021: Gibson outlines sprawling collection of new artist models for 2021

Including Custom Shop models for Peter Frampton, Marcus King, Tom Petty and many more.

The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

The Inspired By Gibson line has already raised the bar considerably but could this Custom Shop collaboration be the best Epiphone Les Paul yet?

“We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

To get the backstory on Epiphone’s first collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop, we catch up Epiphone’s product manager Aljon Go and director of R&D Richard Akers.

Gibson partners with Kiss’ Gene Simmons for G2 custom guitars and basses

The first G2 instrument will be a handcrafted Thunderbird bass.

Korg USA acquires celebrated bass brand Aguilar Amplification

The celebrated bass brand turns 26 this year.

NAMM 2021: Zoom unveils its latest flagship multi-effects unit, the G6

With a 'drag-and-drop' interface for choosing effects.

NAMM 2021: Tech 21 revives the SansAmp Classic

Tech 21 has announced the SansAmp Classic has been relaunched for 2021.

“I wanted to create an amp where if I was going to a blues gig, all I’d need is the amp”: Carmen Vandenberg

The Bones UK guitarist and one-time Jeff Beck collaborator tells us why the new limited-edition signature Blackstar CV30 is her perfect amp.

Amp FAQ: What is a cap job and what do filter caps do?

Over time, many tube amplifiers end up suffering from bulging, leaky capacitors and it can make them noisy or unusable.

NAMM 2021: Blackstar announces the Studio 10 6L6 Surf Green

The vintage-styled combo gets a surfy makeover.